For some time now, I’ve been saying it’s not a big deal that Russia is yanking our chain on the INF Treaty. I still don’t think it’s a big deal in military terms; Russia isn’t suddenly going to reemerge as a first-rank . . .
The folks over at The National Interest asked me to consider the question of how we could get to a full-blown nuclear war today, when it seems unlikely, and to choose five paths to that grisly end. I came up with: Mechanical . . .
By now, it should be obvious that there isn’t much we in the West can do about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s seizure of the Crimea from Ukraine. This is a tremendous crisis, easily the worst of the post-Cold War world. U.S. and . . .
A quick recap: A few weeks ago, I reacted to a story that’s been going around for years: that the launch code for the U.S. intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) force was set to “00000000” until 1977. The story, as I remembered it, . . .